Scott Brown, PhD

Director of Strategic Partnerships

College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Associate Extension Professor

Agricultural and Applied Economics

Contact Information

Email brownsc@missouri.edu
Phone 573-882-3861
Address 2-69 Ag Building
Websites Agricultural Markets and Policy
Twitter
LinkedIn

Summary

Scott Brown is the director of strategic partnerships for the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR).

In this role, Brown is committed to establishing and building upon partnerships with Missouri commodity groups, the Missouri Department of Agriculture, Farm Bureau, the state and federal legislatures, and the University of Missouri and UM System government relations teams. These partnerships will be important to grow collaborative research and economic development efforts around the state.

Brown joined Mizzou in 1989 as a research associate in FAPRI, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute. He is an expert in Missouri agricultural policy, as well as the livestock market outlook and dairy policy. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on the quantitative effects of changes in federal dairy and livestock policies, and currently works with the Missouri legislature on the economic effects of state policy options on Missouri agriculture. He also provides regular market outlook on the livestock and dairy industries.

He received the 2016 C. Brice Ratchford Memorial Fellowship from the UM Board of Curators for commitment, dedication and effectiveness in advancing the land-grant mission, and has been recognized as a Special Friend of the Missouri Institute of Cooperatives. He was the 2005 national winner of the Farm and Ranch Financial Management Program Award, given by the National Association of County Agricultural Agents. Brown is a graduate of Mizzou, with both his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in agricultural economics.

Education

BS, Agricultural Business, Northwest Missouri State University, 1986
MS, Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri, 1991
PhD, Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri, 1994

Specialties

Dairy policy
Livestock market outlook
Missouri agricultural policy

Research

During the past two decades, Brown has worked extensively in determining the quantitative effects of changes in federal dairy and livestock policies and has testified regularly before U.S. Congress. He currently works with the Missouri legislature on the economic effects of state policy options on Missouri agriculture. He also provides regular market outlook on the livestock and dairy industries.

Teaching

AG_EC 4230: Understanding the Agricultural Policy Process

Extension

Ag lenders seminars
Farm bill education
Farm financial situation

Engagement

Show-Me-Select Heifer Program
Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI)